Ksee24 – A South Carolina mother says her daughter was punished at school because of the color of her hair. Denise Sargent says she and her daughter, Rheanne, dyed parts of their hair pink to support National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and to honor those who have fought the disease. “The fact that I’d be representing my mother and my grandmother, my other grandmother and whoever else my mom knows who had it,” Rheanne said. Rheanne says the assistant principal told her she could go home or go to In-School-Suspension because she was breaking the rules. Belton Middle School’s dress code policy does say non-human hair color will not be permitted.”I do believe if the child wants to be an individual and show that they’re supporting something that’s killing thousands of women, I believe, yeah, they should make an exception. They should change the rule,” Denise Sargent said. Rheanne said she tried calling her mom, but didn’t get in touch with her, so she spent the day in ISS.
Listen nobody is harder on school administrators than me. Generally I think they are delusional power hungry losers who failed at the real world, settle for teaching and take out their own life frustrations and shortcomings on everybody else. But having said that what were they supposed to do here? Let this girl get away with dying her hair pink during Breast Cancer month? What message would that send? That it’s okay to pay tribute to family members who suffer from cancer? Well if you do that then pretty soon ever Tom, Dick and Harry who has ever been effected by breast cancer is going to be wearing pink in their hair. Then what? Then you got fucking chaos. Nope. You got to draw the line in sand somewhere and let people know that the inmates don’t run the asylum. Once you let people support breast cancer awareness month you can’t put that horse back in the barn.